Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) fired back on Thursday at President Donald Trump after Trump said she was “nasty” in her grilling of Attorney General William Barr.
“She was probably very nasty,” Trump said of Harris in an interview on Fox Business. Trump also accused Harris and other Senators seeking to beat Trump in 2020 of “ranting and raving like lunatics” in order to score “political points” by tearing down Barr.
President Trump says Kamala Harris "was probably very nasty" at today's Barr hearing pic.twitter.com/8yZiAVQt0e
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) May 2, 2019
Harris went on CNN to respond to the slur.
“What’s that about?” anchor Alisyn Camerota asked. “God only knows,” Harris joked.
She went on to lay out a primary difference between herself and Trump with what could end up being a campaign slogan for her 2020 presidential run:
“We have a president of the United States whose primary interest I think that has been clear as a result of what we know as a result of the Mueller report, his primary interest has been to obstruct justice,” Harris said during an appearance on CNN’s New Day. “My primary interest is to pursue justice. You can call that whatever name you want, but I think that’s what the American people want in a leader.”
.@KamalaHarris: “Trump’s primary interest has been to obstruct justice. My primary interest is to pursue justice. You can call that whatever name you want, but I think that's what the American people want in a leader.”
— Kirsten Allen (@knicole_a) May 2, 2019
Yeah, that was exactly what people wanted to see and hear.
If this is how a cop does her job, I love it!
— Deborah V (@socalscootergal) May 2, 2019
What did Harris do that was so “nasty” in Trump’s eyes?
Harris tore Barr apart at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday afternoon over his unyielding defense of Trump and his gross mischaracterizations of what Special Counsel Robert Mueller uncovered in the Russia investigation.
Barr admitted to Harris that neither he, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, or any other higher-ups in the Justice Department bothered to review Mueller’s evidence, specifically that which pertains to Trump obstructing justice.
When Harris asked Barr if Trump or White House staff had suggested he launch investigations into “anyone,” Barr stumbled and refused to answer.
It was a sight to behold.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 1, 2019
Barr is out of his league.
Fierce and hellaciously smart. I love her, too.
— James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) May 1, 2019
This is why Barr is terrified of being questioned by the committee counsels in a closed session. He got destroyed in under 10 minutes by an actual attorney, think of what would happen in hours of testimony being questioned by people who know exactly what they're doing.
— Some Dude (@OhMilkSteak) May 1, 2019